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Welcome to Rattery Village Website

Rattery Email (Click on image to download leaflet)
Rattery Email is a new scheme which allows everyone with an interest in the parish of Rattery to share information and ideas. It is a very easy way of keeping in touch.
The scheme has been set up by Parish Councillor Richard Haigh with help from Trevor Paul, who runs the village website. They hope that the scheme will provide a very effective and efficient way for the organisers of the many groups within the community to keep everyone well informed.

Anyone who wants to communicate with the Rattery community can do so very easily by sending a single email to ratteryemail@yahoogroups.co.uk. This email will be automatically forwarded to everyone who has joined the scheme.
An individual member’s email address is displayed if he/she posts a message but members’ email addresses are not otherwise on display to the public, or to the membership as a whole.

To join the scheme send a blank email to ratteryemail-subscribe@yahoogroups.com , or visit its website https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/ratteryemail and click on the subscribe link or, particularly if you have any questions about the scheme, send an email to richard.haigh@rocketmail.com  or ring him on 01364 72239.

The scheme will work best if as many people as possible join. It will be the easiest way of keeping up to date with what is happening in the village.

RATTERY, or Rattrey, a small village on an eminence, four miles W. by N. of Totnes, has in its parish 485 souls, and 2823A. 3R. 23P. of land. Marley House, a large and handsome stuccoed mansion, with a fine lawn, is the residence of the Dowager Lady Carew, who is daughter and heiress of the late Walter Palk, Esq., and carried the manor of Rattery and other estates to the late Sir Henry Carew, Bart. Her eldest son, Sir. W.P. Carew, is now lord of the manor, but part of the soil belongs to R. Brown, Esq., and a few smaller owners. The Church is an ancient structure, with a tower, containing four bells, and crowned by a small spire. It has been repaired by Lady Carew, and now has a handsome appearance. Some of its windows have lately been decorated with stained glass. The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £14. 10s., and in 1831 at £240, is in the patronage of Sir W.P. Carew, and incumbency of the Rev. R.P. Carew, who has a good residence and 60A. 3R. 5P. of glebe. . . . " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

The Rattery Village Website is a local site for the community of Rattery. It is maintained and supported, on a voluntary basis.

The primary aim of the site is to provide a “Village Notice Board” using the advantages of easy access and communication provided through the internet.
It is expected that the website will be responsive and flexible to the needs of people in the parish and contribute to the strong sense of community that already exists within the village.

The purpose of the site is to provide:
Access to up to date information about Rattery – including local events, services, local attractions, accommodation, etc.
Information about the history of the village.
Internet access to Parish Council minutes and other relevant Parish Council information.
A forum for people in the local community to communicate and share resources that may be available – for example by sharing cars, buying and selling unwanted goods, identifying skills and support that people may be able to offer to others in the parish.
An opportunity for local businesses to advertise their services to a wide range of potential customers.
Provide links and references to local government resources and other relevant internet website addresses